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Celebrate our 53rd National Day the Singaporean way — with Food

How many times have you heard them say
The future is uncertain and everything must change…

One constant the test of times has stood
We Singaporeans always celebrate with food.

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There is no lack of National Day theme food and flavours to help us celebrate Singapore’s 53rd birthday – from Red & White Scallops with Red Bell Pepper to Nasi Lemak Ice Cream. Here are some National Day specials to check out.

Cold Stone Creamery’s Nasi Lemak & Pulut Hitam

Cold Stone Creamery Nasi Lemak & Pulut Hitam Ice Cream Flavours
Photo Credit: Cold Stone Creamery

Cold Stone Creamery has launched exciting ice cream flavours – Nasi Lemak and Pulut Hitam, in conjunction with Singapore’s 53rd Birthday!

From now till 31 August 2018, these 2 limited edition flavours will be available at 1-for-1 on Love It size ($8.50 per cup) across all outlets. Alternatively, pay with Mastercard to enjoy 15% discount.

Paradise Group Red-and-White Dishes

Paradise Group Red & White
Photo credit : Paradise Group

The Paradise Group has a selection of red-and-white dishes at 53 per cent off. Special dishes include Sweet and Sour Pork and Strawberry served on Scrambled Egg White and Crispy Rice and Stir-fried Australian Scallops with Red Bell Pepper. Dessert highlights include Coconut and Rose Pudding, Sweet Yam Pastry Coconut and Rose Jelly.

Paradise Group Red & White
Photo credit : Paradise Group

Prima Taste’s Ready Meals

Prima Taste
Photo credit : Prima Taste

If you are travelling during National Day Thursday you can still celebrate with food by bringing a taste of Singapore on your trip. Prima Taste’s Ready Meals like Beef Rendang with Rice, Nyonya Sambal Chicken with Rice or favourites like Laksa Wholegrain LaMian and Hainanese Chicken Rice Paste will allow you to whip up an authentic Singaporean feast that should make you feel like you’re at home.

You can view the full Prima Taste products listing here:

HEY! BEE HIAM Golden Chicken Curry @ Monster Curry

Monster Curry

To celebrate our Nation’s birthday with locally inspired taste, Monster Curry presents a
savoury yet refreshing plate of fiery dish for this occasion – HEY! BEE HIAM Golden Chicken Curry Rice Set (also known as Spicy Dried Shrimp Sambal Chicken Curry Rice) – priced at $15.30++ per set.

HEY! Bee Hiam Golden Chicken Curry Rice Set will be made available at all Monster Curry outlets, (excluding Somerset 313 outlet) from 1 Aug 2018 to 31 Aug 2018.

Pan Pacific National Day Buffets

Edge Pan Pacific National Day Buffet
Photo Credit: Pan Pacific Singapore

Pan Pacific Singapore salutes the Lion City’s 53 remarkable years with a National Day Heritage Dinner buffet and Makan Makan Lunch at Edge – with signature dishes such as Traditional Kaya Toast, Laksa with Prawns and Quail Egg, Assorted Satay and Fish Head Curry; as well as sweet delicacies like Durian Gula Melaka Cake and Red Ruby Panna Cotta Verrine.

Lunch Buffet
Thursday, 9 August 2018
12:00pm to 2:30pm
– SGD78 per adult, inclusive of unlimited teh tarik, orange juice, ice lemon tea, coffee and tea
– SGD39 per child (six to 12 years old), inclusive of unlimited teh

Dinner Buffet
Friday to Sunday, 27 to 29 July 2018
Friday to Thursday, 3 to 9 August 2018
6:30pm to 10:00pm
– SGD92 per adult, inclusive of unlimited teh tarik, orange juice, ice lemon tea, coffee and tea.
– SGD46 per child (6 to 12 years old), inclusive of unlimited teh tarik, orange juice, ice lemon tea, coffee and tea.

Pan Pacific Singapore
7 Raffles Boulevard
Singapore 039595

Tel +65 6826 8240

Three National Day Highlights at Mandarin Oriental

Mandarin Oriental Singapore
Photo Credit: Mandarin Oriental Singapore

Commemorate the nation’s 53rd birthday with three unique dining experiences at Mandarin Oriental, Singapore.

Indulge in the revelry with a sublime Cantonese dinner at Cherry Garden featuring Wok-fried Lobster doused in XO sauce and Stir-fried Wheat Noodles with Kurobuta pork.  (Date: 9 August / Price: Seven-course set dinner at SGD 118 per person)

Leading up to the highly anticipated parade, Dolce Vita, tantalises palates with a refined Angus Beef Carpaccio, and a Banana e Cioccolato comprising caramelised banana compote and ice cream to conclude dinner on a sweet note. (Date: 21, 28 July and 4 August / Price: Five-course set dinner at SGD 168 per person)

At Melt Café, Flavours of Singapore at Melt Café, discover a melting pot of local cuisines at all-day dining restaurant Melt Café. Savour unlimited selections of fresh seafood and specialties such as the King Prawn Laksa, Kueh Pie Tie Cups and Roasted Suckling Pig stuffed with aromatic six treasure rice. At the alfresco garden, the Durian and Fruit corner featuring Mao Shan Wang durians and a slew of other fresh fruits is a highlight that warrants visits.  (Date: 3 to 12 August / Price: Monday to Thursday SGD 88; 9 August at SGD 108 per person; Friday, Saturday and Sunday at SGD 108 per person inclusive of free flow of juices)

For restaurant reservations and enquiries, please email or call +65 6885 3500.


Dim Sum Special @ Yan

Dim Sum at National Art Gallery

Partake in gourmet fare melding the Cantonese favourite tea-time tradition with Singapore’s well-loved flavours. Designed for sharing, Yàn presents 6 different local-inspired dim sum ideal for an idyllic afternoon of conviviality – including Pan-fried Singapore Chilli Crab Meat Bun and Steamed Hainanese Chicken Glutinous Rice wrapped in Lotus Leaf.

From 1  to  31 August 2018

#05-02 National Gallery Singapore
1 St. Andrew’s Road Singapore 178957

Tel: +65 63845585


Celebrate National Day with Blue Jasmine

Blue Jasmine


Celebrate with food this National Day with Blue Jasmine’s 3-day only special National day buffet menu featuring dishes Singaporeans hold close to their hearts – including  Rojak, Mutton Soup, Traditional Nasi Lemak, Singapore Chili Crabmeat with Golden Mantou, Laksa and Cheng Teng,

As a nod to Singapore’s history of 53 years, the exclusive halal buffet menu will be priced at $53 nett per diner.

Thursday 9 August to Saturday 11 August 2018. 6.30pm to 10.00pm

Chope Reservations

Blue Jasmine
10 Farrer Park Station Road
Level 5
Park Hotel Farrer Park
Singapore (217564)

Dinner with Fireworks

Celebrate the Nation’s 53rd Birthday at Pan Pacific Singapore
Photo credit : Pan Pacific Singapore

One of the highlights of our National Day celebration is the fireworks finale. What better way to enjoy the spectacular display in the sky than with good food and great company? See our blog post Restaurants for celebration & National Day Fireworks 2018.

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